5 ufc fighters who were disqualified in the middle of the fight 

in the wake of an unfortunate end to the bantamweight title fight at ufc 259, we take a look at a few instances where ufc fighters were disqualified.


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Most recently, Petr Yan kneed Aljamain Sterling while his right knee was on the floor. This cause Yan to be disqualified.

Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling 

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The only loss on Jones' record is a disqualification against Matt Hamil for a 12-to-6 elbow.

Jon Jones vs Matt Hamil 

Johnson was disqualified after Koscheck said he could not continue fighting due to an illegal strike

Anthony Johnson vs Josh Koscheck 

After dominating for most of the fight, Pereira made the rookie mistake of kneeing a downed opponent. This cost him the fight against Sanchez

Diego Sanchez vs Michel Pereira 

Former NFL star Greg Hardy was disqualified on his UFC debut for an Illegal knee against Allen Crowder

Greg Hardy vs Allen Crowder 

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